Millenium Development Goals for 2015
In the year 2000, 189 leaders from around the world met at the historic Millenium Summit in New York.
According to the then Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan, the UNs role for the next millenium will be crucial; making it a focal point for joint efforts in a world that presents worrisome statistics that endanger the perpetuation of generations to come.
• 1.2 billion people live with less than US$1.00 per day.
• 800 million people are malnourished.
• 153 million children are below their ideal weight.
• 115 million children are not enrolled in school.
• 97% of these children are in developing countries.
• 64% of the worlds illiterate population are women.
• 80% of the worlds refugee population are women.
• 60% of children not enrolled in primary school are women.
• Every year 10 million children die of preventable diseases.
• 30 thousand deaths per day.
• Anually, 500 mil thousand women die when giving birth or during their pregnancy.
• In Africas Sub-Saharan region 1 in 16 women die in these conditions.
• In countries of the OCDE this same proportion is of only 1 in every 2800 women.
• In the year 2000, 22 million people had died of AIDS.
• 13 million children lost their parents to the HIV virus.
• 40 million people live with the virus.
• Anually, 300 million cases of malaria are detected.
• Anually 60 million people are infected by tuberculosis.
• In the year 2000 1 billion people in developing countries didnt have access to drinkable water.
• 2.4 billion people didnt have access to sanitary services.
• 14% of the worlds population (in the developed world) produces 44% of the yearly CO2 total.
• US$ 100 billion are necessary for acheiving the MDGs.
• 0.5 of the GDP of developed countries is necessary for raising that amount.
The result of this meeting?
A commitment, with a set deadline; 2015.
Erradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Achieve universal primary education.
Promote gender equality and empower women.
Reduce child mortality.
Improve maternal health.
Combat AIDS/HIV, malaria and other diseases.
Ensure environmental sustainability.
Develop a global partnership for development.
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